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Forget Apple and Samsung, these are the news phones on the block with fingerprint scanners

Here are our picks of the latest smartphones that are offering a convenient and hassle-free method to unlock your device.

Techradar|
Aug 11, 2016, 05.28 PM IST
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By Shobhit Varma

Fingerprint sensors have moved on from being a niche luxury feature found only in flagships to an essential feature in most smartphones. Not only do fingerprint scanners provide much needed security, they also offer a convenient and hassle-free method to authenticate your app purchases, unlock your device, and even lock your sensitive files and applications.

Here are five smartphones you can buy that come with snappy fingerprint scanners:

LeEco Le1s Eco
The LeEco Le1s Eco features an all-metal design, a 1.85 GHz MediaTek Helio X10 processor, 32GB of non-expandable internal storage and 3GB RAM. The smartphone has a 5.5-inch, full HD IPS display with a pixel density of 401 PPI. It also has Corning Gorilla Glass 3 for scratch resistance. It runs on Le Eco’s own EUI, running on top of Android 5.0 Lollipop. It comes with a fingerprint scanner at the back, which is extremely fast and snappy.


The LeEco Le1s Eco features an all-metal design, and comes with a Corning Gorilla Glass 3 for scratch resistance.(Image: Facebook)

Coolpad Note 3 Lite
The Coolpad Note 3 Lite features a 5-inch 720p HD display, a 1.3 GHz quad-core MediaTek MT6735 processor, 16GB of internal storage (expandable via a microSD card) and 3GB RAM. The fingerprint sensor is extremely fast and accurate and belies the smartphone’s affordable price tag. The Coolpad Note 3 runs Android 5.1 Lol lipop with the company’s customised Cool UI 6.0 skin running on top and on the connectivity front, supports 4G LTE, 3G, WiFi, Bluetooth and GPS.


The Coolpad Note 3 Lite's fingerprint sensor is extremely fast and accurate. (Image: www.coolpadindia.com)

Xiaomi Redmi Note 3
The Redmi Note 3 comes with an all-metal design, a 5.5-inch full HD display and a hexa-core Snapdragon 650 processor. The 16GB variant comes with 2GB RAM and a 4,000mAh battery unit. The Redmi Note 3 was Xiaomi’s first ever handset to pack a fingerprint scanner, which is placed right below the camera sensor and is extremely accurate. The device runs on Xiaomi’s own MIUI7 running atop Android 5.1 Lollipop. There is also a 32GB variant with 3GB RAM.


The Redmi Note 3 was Xiaomi’s first ever handset to pack a fingerprint scanner. (Image: ​ www.mi.com)

Meizu M3 Note
The Meizu M3 Note features a 5.5-inch full HD display, an octa-core MediaTek 1.8GHz Helio P10 processor, 32GB of internal storage (expandable via a microSD card up-to 128GB), a 4,100mAh battery and 3GB RAM. There is a fingerprint scanner built into the home button, which Meizu promises can unlock the device in 0.2 seconds. On the connectivity front, the phone supports 4G LTE along with VoLTE, dual SIM, WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0 as well as GPS.


Meizu promises that the fingerprint scanner can unlock the device in 0.2 seconds. (Image: ​www.meizu.com)

Coolpad Note 3
The Coolpad Note 3 packs a 5.5-inch 720p HD display, a 1.3GHz MediaTek octa-core CPU, 3GB RAM, 16GB of internal storage (expandable to 64GB via microSD card) and a 3,000mAh battery. The smartphone comes with a fingerprint scanner located at the rear, just below the camera sensor, which is a delight to use and is extremely snappy. The Coolpad Note 3 runs Android 5.1 Lollipop with the company’s customised Cool UI 6.0 skin running on top and on the connectivity front, supports 4G LTE, 3G, WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS Meizu M3 Note and USB OTG.


The fingerprint scanner of the Coolpad Note 3 is located at the rear, just below the camera sensor. (Image: www.coolpadindia.com)
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